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Food Abstinence

Postby MooseRack » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:03 am

Greysheeters, Overeaters Anonymous - Food Abstinence

Choosing to be Food Abstinent. I commit my food and behavior to a sponsor. It is the most important choice I make every day. I value my abstinence more than counting the days and months. Food addiction is not about weight loss. Food addiction is not about clean or dirty eating. Food addiction recovery is about changing your biology. Distractions won't cure a food addiction. You have to replace destructive old habits with positive new habits.
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Re: Food Abstinence

Postby MooseRack » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:26 pm

I've tried every dieting program and read so many self-help dieting books. I threw all of those away because the results were always temporary.

Food Abstinence works for me. A real definition of food abstinence can vary for each person.
You don't bring the food offenders home. It is as simple as that.
It's more complicated when you have to navigate your way through the workplace or restaurants. Sugar is at the top of the list.

Willpower runs out and gutting it out, white-knuckling it stops working.
I'm here, creating this thread for anyone who wants to join me for Food Abstinence. If you live in a remote location or on a mountaintop, it's impossible to drive 1000 miles to a meeting. Online encouragement works. Even if you're spurring yourself on. I want to commit to doing that.

Dieting doesn't work. The number one rule is Stop Dieting. Find a plan you can live by and live it. Let it bring you peace and comfort. Find the joy in knowing that you are doing the one thing you haven't been able to do for an entire lifetime - remain Food Abstinent in a sea filled with comfort foods that don't bring you any comfort.

Taking one bite and throwing the rest in the trash is disorder. It won't fix a binge eating disorder. I'm here and I hope you'll join me.
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Re: Food Abstinence

Postby MooseRack » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:40 pm

I tell you true. The longest success that I've ever maintained was through GS and OA.

Don't fail to make use of your sponsor if you have one. Food Abstinence is about full surrender and letting goooo of the control that food has over you.
For every day and month and year that goes by - it becomes more difficult to make a comeback and find physical recovery. Mental, too.

Food Addiction is a total mind warp. The Tool of Abstinence is the greatest gift for a full blown food addict like me. It brings peace and true comfort into every area of your life. Food Addiction does not. It ruins everything.

There's always another fad diet that promises you the moon. But you must buy their book and products, join their club, pay for food delivery or line their pockets with some serious cash. Follow the money. If it leads to their wealth, it's not about your health.

The best things in life are free and that includes Food Addiction Recovery.
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Re: Food Abstinence

Postby salted lipstick » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:03 pm

I think that abstinence of food is not really a helpful endeavour when recovering from an eating disorder. It puts food as the focus for the problem when really the focus of the problem should be on the disordered thoughts that lead to the eating disorder. If abstinence of food was all it took for people to recover from an eating disorder, then everyone would be doing it. But the core of the problems that lead to an eating disorder in the first place are much, much deeper than just food and as a result, can't be fixed by a focus solely on avoiding/eating food differently than before. The underlying issues need to be addressed, not just the food intake.
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Re: Food Abstinence

Postby MooseRack » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:57 pm

salted lipstick wrote:I think that abstinence of food is not really a helpful endeavour when recovering from an eating disorder. It puts food as the focus for the problem when really the focus of the problem should be on the disordered thoughts that lead to the eating disorder. If abstinence of food was all it took for people to recover from an eating disorder, then everyone would be doing it. But the core of the problems that lead to an eating disorder in the first place are much, much deeper than just food and as a result, can't be fixed by a focus solely on avoiding/eating food differently than before. The underlying issues need to be addressed, not just the food intake.


I think you've made some good points and you've helped me make a decision. This really isn't the right place for me or community support.
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Re: Food Abstinence

Postby salted lipstick » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:01 am

I'm sorry you are feeling this isn't the right place for you. Can you explain why you are feeling like that? I hope I didn't say anything that offended you.
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Postby MooseRack » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:21 pm

Would someone please delete my account. Thank you.
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